Archives for March, 2011

  1. Verona Students & the Apple Store

    On Wednesday, March 23, approximately 30 students and their Science Instructor, Ms.  Hope Mikkelson, along with VAHS Technology Coordinator and DEN STAR/LC Member, Ms. Rita Mortenson, arrived at the Apple Store in Madison, Wisconsin ready to showcase some student created science videos. For the past month, students in Ms. Mikkelson’s Biology 2 classes have been […]

  2. Bye-bye Blackboard

    For many educators in Michigan, July will mark the end of Blackboard’s “reign” as our primary e-learning platform. I am one of those users and, if you are familiar with my articles in the MACUL Journal, you know that I have been a very avid Blackboard supporter. When the potential change was discussed, I have […]

  3. DEN March Madness Mashup

    ESPN has NOTHING on the DEN. We’re bringing you DEN March Madness Mashup. We asked the DEN team and our amazing group of professional development specialists for some of their favorite tools to use with Discovery Education. Here are their choices and your opportunity to select the Elite Eight, the Final Four, and the Champion. […]

  4. Get Creative with Tech4Learning!

    Tech4Learning has great creative tools for 21st century learners! Enable your students to create interactive presentations, PDF and Flash® files, and web sites with Share. Share lets students combine text, graphics, original illustrations, animations, movies, and interactivity to demonstrate understanding and mastery. Engage your students with Pixie, award winning, educational software elementary students can use to […]

  5. @DEN no more!

    When the DEN first began using Twitter, we chose the username @DEN. It seemed like a great idea at the time, especially with the character limit in mind. However, since then we’ve found out that the Discovery Educator Network wasn’t the only thing that the word “DEN” referenced. For example anybody who misses their connection […]

  6. Discovery Education wants to see YOU at MSET 2011!

    As you may know, Discovery Education will be hosting a Digital Media Lab at MSET on April 12th and 13th.  Kyle Schutt and I will be delivering presentations and facilitating interactive sessions with the support of our STAR Discovery Educators. On Wednesday, April 13th, Session 6 (11:30 am – 12:15 pm) will feature our STAR […]

  7. Tech Trends in Literature

    Tech Trends: Patrick Carman Offers Byte-Sized Ghost Tales http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/889785-312/tech_trends_patrick_carman_offers.html.csp By Lauren Barack March 22, 2011 For tweens drawn toward the darker corners of literature, author Patrick Carman has crafted a multimedia storyline sure to entice them. Entitled 3:15, Carman’s latest foray into storytelling involves downloadable apps for Android and Apple devices, which offer a hybrid […]

  8. SC DEN Event for our STARS!

    Join us for dinner and an evening of entertaining collaboration with all the SC DEN super STARs! If you have a technology teaching idea, techie tip, cool gadget, or awesome website we want to hear about it. Come share your tip or idea with other educators at AmeriDEN Idol. See what Randy, Jennifer, and Steven […]

  9. Palm Beach Tech Conference a “blast”!

    I knew I was in for a treat when the day started with a video recording of students from all over Palm Beach School District count down “3, 2, 1 Blast-off!”; the theme for this year’s event. And what a phenomenal day it was! This was my first year attending the Palm Beach Tech Conference. […]

  10. Web 2.0 Tools for Today’s Educator

    Last week, I took advantage of the opportunity to join the webinar, Web 2.0 Tools for School with Brad Fountain.  This was a great webinar that refreshed my memory of tools I had once found useful and forgotten about, and presented me with many great “new to me” web 2.0 tools that are surely classroom […]

  11. 2011 Easter Egg Roll

    If you’re an elementary or middle school educator in DC, MD, or VA, The White House invites your students to submit poster designs by Monday, April 4th for an Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest. The poster design selected by the First Lady will be used as part of the White House 2011 Easter Egg Roll […]

  12. Post – Earthquake Japan

    Are you looking for great resources to cover post-earthquake Japan with your students? Look no further… and if you do, please share what you have found! From the Google Earth Blog More Resources for Post-Earthquake Japan From Scholastic: excellent for younger students Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan Major Earthquake Rocks Japan Disaster in the Pacific Photos […]

  13. Michigan Event: Stir it Up with Discovery

    The Walled Lake Consolidated School District in southeastern Michigan hosted the Stir it Up with Discovery Education Conference on Saturday, March 19. It was a fantastic day of learning and networking. There were 75+ attendees from at least 15 different school districts and one attendee from Canada. We were lucky to have Discovery Education’s Mike […]

  14. Spring is Here

    Spring has sprung! There are so many exciting DEN events springing up that it is almost impossible to keep up will all of them. First remember if you a a DEN STAR in Louisiana and want to take a more active role, sign up for the Leadership Council. Applications are being taken until March 28, […]

  15. DEN Digital Media LAB @ MSET11

    The MD DEN will be hosting a free-for-all, hands-on lab for teachers at MSET11.  Using Discovery Education content, teachers will learn how to make their own video mash-ups.  Cynthia  Brown and a team of STAR educators will be there to help!  Join us, April 11, 12 and 13. Register today. We are pleased to announce […]

  16. Trading “Problems” for “Possibilities”

    To bring about dramatically improved learning outcomes for children and young people everywhere the learning systems we are familiar with will need to be “collectively transformation.” Yes, that would mean dramatic change.  Change beyond just adapting the status quo. Peter Block in his book, Community: The Structure of Belonging, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2008 states: “To […]

  17. WEMTA is coming

    With the state conference technology season in full swing, Wisconsin steps up to the plate next.  WEMTA, the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, kicks off their annual conference this Sunday, March 20.  The conference this year is at the beautiful Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. Punya Mishra is the keynote speaker this year.  Check […]